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Which type of articles do you find most useful when reading about technology?

Posted June 29, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (57 Votes)
Analysis / Case Studies
12.28%
Breaking News
19.30%
Features / Special Reports
7.02%
"How To" Tips and Advice
50.88%
Opinion and Commentary
1.75%
Reviews
7.02%
Q&A / Interviews
1.75%


How likely are you to consider a new device for desktop video conferencing?

Posted June 22, 2020 through June 29, 2020 (74 Votes)
Definitely -- Face-to-face meetings and collaboration tools are critical to my business. I need the best available technology.
9.46%
Somewhat -- Video conferencing is important to me, but the cost of new equipment is a concern.
14.86%
Unlikely -- My current hardware with free or low-cost applications satisfies my needs.
43.24%
Not at All -- Online meetings are not important to me.
32.43%


Which feature is most important when considering your next smartphone purchase?

Posted June 15, 2020 through June 22, 2020 (148 Votes)
5G Capability
7.43%
Battery Life
28.38%
Camera
6.76%
Durability
8.11%
Operating System
27.70%
Processor
9.46%
Screen Size
4.73%
Storage Capacity
7.43%


How do you feel about the buildout of 5G mobile networks?

Posted June 8, 2020 through June 15, 2020 (234 Votes)
Very positive -- It will spark amazing innovations in many fields.
28.63%
Somewhat positive -- I'm looking forward to higher speeds.
14.96%
Neutral -- It will be nice but it isn't necessary.
25.64%
Somewhat negative -- It will require expensive new phones and plans.
18.38%
Very negative -- 5G technology might be spreading the coronavirus.
12.39%


Which technology has the strongest positive or negative impact on race relations?

Posted June 1, 2020 through June 8, 2020 (91 Votes)
Smartphone cameras, by holding people accountable.
40.66%
Twitter, by reporting news as it happens.
1.10%
Facebook, by providing a platform for discussing the issues.
1.10%
YouTube, by exposing viewers to other cultures.
7.69%
Twitter, by fueling antagonisms.
23.08%
Facebook, by spreading fake news.
26.37%


Which tech fields currently offer the best job opportunities in light of the pandemic?

Posted May 25, 2020 through June 1, 2020 (66 Votes)
Call Centers
9.09%
Contact Tracing
4.55%
E-Commerce
37.88%
Online Learning
31.82%
Telemedicine
3.03%
Video Event Planning
9.09%
Virtual Reality Development
4.55%


What do you see as the best comeback strategy for professional sports?

Posted May 18, 2020 through May 25, 2020 (79 Votes)
Resume normal schedules and allow fans to return as usual.
25.32%
Schedule fewer games and adapt stadiums for fan and employee safety.
13.92%
Set strict safety protocols for teams and have games without fans present.
30.38%
Have very short seasons with teams playing on a quarantined island.
6.33%
Put off games entirely until the virus threat subsides.
24.05%


Should organizations make permanent adjustments to integrate remote working technologies adopted during the pandemic crisis?

Posted May 11, 2020 through May 18, 2020 (165 Votes)
Yes -- the shutdown has proven that many jobs can be done just as well remotely.
40.00%
Perhaps -- for most operations a hybrid approach probably would be best.
27.27%
Maybe -- it really depends on each individual organization.
15.15%
Probably not -- processes developed for crisis management have inherent weaknesses.
0.61%
No -- for business reasons and for morale, it's important to return completely to normal.
8.48%
There's no telling -- the pandemic isn't over.
8.48%


Where would you most like to see robots used more?

Posted May 4, 2020 through May 11, 2020 (139 Votes)
Autonomous parcel delivery systems
20.14%
Caregiving assistance
6.47%
Customer service in retail stores
10.79%
Restaurants and food services
5.04%
Self-driving taxi services
10.79%
Surgical procedures
10.79%
Nowhere
35.97%


How has the pandemic most sharply affected your purchasing habits?

Posted April 27, 2020 through May 4, 2020 (137 Votes)
I order groceries online and have them delivered.
9.49%
I'm more inclined to stock up on staples.
11.68%
I now purchase clothing and other personal items online.
5.84%
I buy much less in general.
27.74%
I've put off several major purchases.
4.38%
I wear a face covering and social distance when I shop.
24.09%
I shop as usual where I can, and I'm eager for more stores to open.
16.79%


How do you feel about contact tracing as a tool to fight the pandemic?

Posted April 20, 2020 through April 27, 2020 (227 Votes)
It's essential -- the U.S. should not reopen without it.
21.15%
I support it on a voluntary basis, with reasonable privacy protections.
17.62%
I would use a completely anonymous system.
16.74%
I strongly oppose any contact tracing for privacy reasons.
29.07%
I doubt it would be effective.
7.49%
I don't think it's necessary.
4.41%
I don't know what contact tracing is.
3.52%


How should national elections be conducted in the U.S.?

Posted April 13, 2020 through April 20, 2020 (205 Votes)
Mail-in ballots should be sent to every registered voter.
20.49%
Mail-in ballots should be sent to any voter on request.
5.85%
A secure electronic voting system should be an option.
6.34%
In-person voting should be required except for specific exceptions.
20.00%
States should set their own rules.
3.41%
Every citizen should be required to vote, with unexcused failure penalized.
43.90%


Which of these technologies has the pandemic caused you to increase using the most?

Posted April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020 (99 Votes)
e-commerce
10.10%
gaming
14.14%
online news
17.17%
social networking
14.14%
streaming entertainment
17.17%
texting
3.03%
videoconferencing
24.24%


How has the pandemic impacted your daily life?

Posted March 30, 2020 through April 6, 2020 (120 Votes)
I'm interacting more with family and friends, off and online.
15.00%
I'm consuming much more news.
10.83%
I'm escaping through TV shows, movies and books.
12.50%
I'm spending more time on personal and home projects.
32.50%
I'm feeling isolated and anxious.
10.83%
I have less time for work due to distractions.
9.17%
My work is on the front lines -- I'm overwhelmed.
9.17%


What do you consider most worrisome if the Internet should go down during the pandemic?

Posted March 23, 2020 through March 30, 2020 (120 Votes)
It would compromise the delivery of critical health information.
14.17%
It would impair the operations of providers of needed services.
14.17%
People would not be able to order goods online.
3.33%
The damage to the global economy would be incalculable.
22.50%
Many people would not be able to communicate with loved ones and friends.
19.17%
It would make working from home impossible.
21.67%
Loss of entertainment options could threaten mental health.
5.00%

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How will the pandemic influence your holiday shopping habits this year?
I will shop online exclusively, for my own safety and to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
I will do some shopping online, and some in-person because I want to support merchants in my area.
I will shop online definitely, and I will consider local retailers -- but only if they provide curbside service.
I will only shop in-person because the risks associated with e-commerce outweigh my chance of catching COVID-19.
I will not do any holiday shopping this year due to circumstances related to the pandemic.
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